On a day three of TAMK delegation trip to the Netherlands Aura Loikkanen and Kirsi Tolvanen visited the HES School of Economics and Management which is part of Hogeschool van Amsterdam. During the visit Aura and Kirsi met the staff of the International Office and discussed about future cooperation between TAMK and HES. They were hosted by Judith Rijpstra and André Resing. Student exchange cooperation between TAMK and HES have worked well both ways for many years and in the future both parties wish to do also teacher and staff exchanges.
The HES building is modern and has good facilities for studying. There are many international students every year at HES and the students from abroad can study in English. The school is only about 15 minutes from the city centre of Amsterdam by train or metro.
During the meeting the TAMK delegation had a change to discuss with TAMK business students who are studying at the moment in HES. Henna Kuivalainen, Perttu Noppari and Juha-Pekka Ropo told that they have enjoyed their stay in Amsterdam and have learned a lot during their study exchange period abroad. Henna, Perttu and Juha-Pekka will return back to Finland by Christmas but all of them hope to come back to Amsterdam soon (at least for a holiday!).
There was also a change for Aura, Kirsi and the TAMK students to meet the three students from HES who will come to TAMK International Business programme for the spring term 2009. The HES students Renee, Michael and Frank are looking forward to study at TAMK and to have good time in Finland!
Story: Kirsi Tolvanen, International Coordinator and Aura Loikkanen, Development Director
Photo: TAMK student helped HES students to select studies from the TAMK International Business programme